It’s moving closer to warm weather in California and we are starting to see lizards in the gardens.
I love their spritely moves and the push-ups in the sunshine always bring a smile to my lips.
I’ve always thought they were strictly bug-eaters until I saw this!New insights!
Feet are something to take for granted. They’re for transportation and the shape and size depends upon how an animal moves. But, I’m curious as to why there so many different colors of waterfowl feet? Here’s a sample of what I’ve found.
Dogs may be our “best friends” but bees are our best workers. They pollinate our fields, flowers, and all types of foliage. Seeing a beehive makes me appreciate all those workers and their organization and coordination!
How do they swim? No fins, just chubby little stalks for legs. No gills. Turtles look like rocks on the bank of the pond. And they swim!!
Unconcerned about status and standing.
Being an “only child” brings a peace and security,
with no worries about power and prestige.
Playful, happy dog. A gift of time to indulge.
Being human means we are always encountering new challenges. Some inspire us and make us feel energetic and eager. Others are draining. Many times it’s only our attitude that makes a difference but some challenges are just downright miserable and we just have to deal with it.
This brings me to Gigi. She is a rescue dog who had bone-cancer in one leg so it was amputated. With the sweetest disposition for any animal (critter or human), she doesn’t seem to notice her missing-leg challenge. She just hops along on one front leg. Granted, she doesn’t have to get a job, buy groceries or get along in traffic but she is an inspiration. Sometimes, we just have to work with the lousy challenges we’ve got. Gigi is inspiring me to try to maintain a good disposition!
The sunflowers are growing tall and beautiful in the Fullerton Arboretum cultivated gardens. These individual plots are an interesting mix of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and they’re full of quirky garden toys and art. This little squirrel snatched one of the sunflowers, scurried up a Sycamore tree, and proceeded to nibble away. He didn’t seem to mind my watching.